Using data-driven insights to monitor the impact of Welcome Back Fund activity
Following unprecedented changes brought about by the pandemic, councils and BIDs are now opting for a data- and intelligence-driven approach to power ...
The changing face of physical retail, part 1: changing places
Declining in-store sales, competition from online retailers and the effects of transitional relief on business rates payments posed a threat to ...
2021 on the high street
Just before we settle down for some well-deserved relaxation over Christmas and New Year, we thought we'd wrap up the year with a recap of some of ...
Press release: decline in stores slows as government measures and pent-up post-lockdown demand provides some protection
Decline in stores slows as government measures and pent-up post-lockdown demand provides some protection
Store closures hit record levels as restructurings drive largest net decline in testing retail climate
The first half of 2019 saw a net decline of 1,234 chain stores on Britain’s top 500 high streets - the highest number since analysis by PwC and the Local Data Company began in 2010 In total, an average of 16 stores a day closed, as restructurings ...
5 min Read September 11, 2019
Press Release: The evolution of bricks and mortar retailing gathers pace as redevelopment of units increases by 32%
The number of units that were structurally changed or redeveloped (demolished, merged, split or converted for another use such as residential or logistics) increased by 32% in 2018 as landlords and place managers work to re-imagine requirements for ...
4 min Read May 2, 2019
[PRESS RELEASE] High Street exits remain at historic high as openings slump to lowest levels on record - What now for retailers?
A record net 2,481 stores disappeared from Great Britain’s top 500 high streets in 2018. In total, 3,372 shops opened, compared to 5,833 closures. (2017 net loss: -1,772 stores), according to PwC research compiled by the Local Data Company (LDC).
6 min Read April 10, 2019
Moving in: the trend for retailers sharing space continues
Retailers sharing space (concessions or store-within-a-store) is not necessarily a new concept. Historically we have seen a plethora of brands operating under one roof in department stores, which until more recent times has been a successful channel ...
6 min Read March 20, 2019
[Infographic] Retail and Leisure Market Update H1 2018
Last month, we released a report looking at key trends across the retail and leisure landscape for the first six months of this year. For those that didn't have time to read the full report, we have produced an infographic of the key details you ...
0 min Read December 12, 2018
Latest LDC research on the status of the BHS estate reveals over half still lie empty two years after the final closure
The 28th August marked the two year anniversary of the final closure of high street stalwart BHS after 88 years of trading. Even though two years has passed, BHS is still a relevant topic for many, as the stores often occupied sizable units in ...
4 min Read August 29, 2018
[Infographic] Retail and Leisure Trends 2017/18 - The evolution of our retail landscape
"It has been widely acknowledged that UK retail is going through a turbulent period, with consumer fundamentals such as consumer confidence decreasing and disposable income stable but slower than inflation in 2017. The labour market remained robust ...
1 min Read June 8, 2018
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